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Columbia University's 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium

Past Event

November 5, 2015 - November 6, 2015

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Center on Global Energy Policy is proud to support Columbia University’s 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium. The Symposium the largest student-run energy event in New York City, jointly organized by the School of International and Public Affairs’ Student Energy Association, the Columbia Graduate School of Business’ Energy Club, the Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Society, and the Columbia Engineering Energy Club.

To view the full program and a list of speakers please visit the Symposium’s website. Additional information from the symposium team is detailed below.


Columbia University’s 11th Annual Student Energy Symposium on November 5th and 6th, 2015 convened thought-leaders and practitioners from across the energy sector, representing industry, government, civil society, and the broader Columbia and New York community to explore key challenges and drivers impacting the energy system.


Thursday, November 5th

Venture Showcase
New York’s most prominent clean tech incubators, accelerators, and start-ups partner with Columbia University to highlight new innovations and participate in a pitch competition.
Case Competition
Top energy students from across the country will work to solve an integrated energy challenge and win prize money.

Career Fair
This unique forum will match recruiters from leading energy-sector companies with emerging talent from top business, engineering, law and policy schools.

Friday, November 6th

11th Annual Energy Conference
All-day conference includes six panel discussions featuring leading energy-sector experts, along with keynote remarks by other notable speakers.

Panel topics include:

  • Development of Global Natural Gas Markets

  • Transforming the Energy System Towards a Low-Carbon Future

  • Financing the Solar Energy Future

  • Innovation and Regulation in the Utilities Sector

  • City of the Future

  • Politics of U.S. Energy: Looking ahead to November 2016

Conference speakers include: 

  • Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy;
  • Anne Hoskins, Commissioner, Maryland Public Service Commission;
  • Scott Jennings, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, PSEG; 
  • Luke Leung, Director of Sustainable Engineering, Skidmore Owings and Merrill; 
  • Dr. Sergej Mahnovski, Director, Utility of the Future, Consolidated Edison; 
  • Craig Schwitter, Principal, BuroHappold Engineering;
  • Jan Stuart, Global Energy Economist, Credit Suisse Equities Research;
  • Cameron Thomson, Associate Principal, Arup;
  • and many others!

Please direct any questions to: the Symposium team at [email protected].


Please note: the Center on Global Energy Policy is a proud supporter, but not the organizer or host, of this event.